My Birthday Survey. Thoughts, advice, and butthole diamonds.

I like it when my children say nice things about me.  So, I’m sharing.  My blog, my happy place.

From my daughter, CAI:

Happy birthday to my beautiful mom, who just happens to be one of the smartest, bravest, and most genuine women I know. You have always been a source of comfort and wisdom during my hard times. I wish you all the best on your journey in this new year of your life. Thank you for all your love, care, and concern for me. Love you!!

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From my daughter’s blog.  (Her blog is private, so, I reposted here, with permission)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ma’s birthday survey

In lieu of an admiring post of my mother, she wanted to do a crappy internet survey. To find a happy medium between the two, I decided to write my own survey questions. Let’s roll.

1. Since embarking on your health and wellness journey, what are the three aspects you’ve enjoyed the most?

Adding yoga, adding written gratitude, and eating more greens.

2. Do you miss anything from your old lifestyle?

Not really, because it all made me feel so gross (I’m taking editorial charge and not including the second part of the answer.)

3. If you could have one wish fulfilled on your birthday, what would it be?

Any wish? I would have a house with land and people to take of the land — I don’t want to take care of it — by the water. I want to have plants and flowers and animals…

4. What has been your favorite birthday?

I think I had a really good eighth birthday… We only got to have parties every four years, and with my baptism, it was a big deal.

5. What are your three favorite places in the world?

Moab, Oregon coast, and tbd.

6. Three favorite books?

To Kill A Mockingbird, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, My Bookhouse (the series)

7. Three favorite snacks? (regardless of health and how it makes you feel afterwards)
Oh gosh, that’s not fair… I have horrible taste in food. Baked cheetos, peanut M&Ms… wait, they’re not anymore… I really do like higher quality stuff. Creme brulee, a flourless chocolate cake with berries, and Mellow Mushroom margherita pizza with whole wheat crust.

8. Favorite child?
Tiffany

9. If you could meet anyone in the world — living or dead — who would it be?
It’s so obvious but I’d like to meet Oprah. Gloria Steinem? I’d like to meet Tim Ferris and Seth Godin… I don’t know, Jesus? Gandhi?

10. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
I don’t know, maybe someone super smart or super fit…someone who could run like 100 miles or a great yogi who is super bendy… someone who can do something I can’t, so I can know what it’s like.

11. If you could change one thing about yourself?
I would stop worrying about what men think of me.

12. If you could have anything appear in your pocket right now?
I’m not wearing pants.

13. If you could have anything appear in your butt hole?
A diamond…a big diamond!

14. If you could change any law?
Legalize marijuana nation-wide.

15. Favorite fictional couple?
They all drive me insane. (after much discussing to no avail) Yeah, I’m going to have to write my own couple.

16. What do you get complimented on the most?
My eyes.

17. What age do people usually mistake you for?
35

18. Do you believe in soul mates?
Nooope

19. What movies make you cry?

Moulin Rouge, Life is Beautiful, Mr. Kruger’s Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life… anything with the Jesus theme.

20. Do you have any regrets?
Yep

21. Was there one event that changed your life and the way you think?
Yeah… My mother’s death.

22. Is there something you would never do?
Never say never

23. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
On a beach, writing…in four years.

24. Favorite band/musical artist?
Anything 80s… I don’t want to sound pretentious, but Puccini.

25. What are your favorite smells?
Frankincense, geranium, lavender, coconut… I like lots of smells.

26. How do you like your eggs?
Hard boiled

27. Beach or mountains?
Don’t make me choose!
Both.

28. Favorite Disney princess?
I don’t have one… Mulan is okay.

29. What are you looking forward to?
Everything. Deeper relationships, travelling, connecting with my family/grand kids/the world

30. What are you scared of?
Everything. ^^

31. Fruit loops or cocoa puffs?
Reeses puffs.

32. Glitter or feathers?
Glitter

33. Number one health tip?
Eat real food.

34. Who was your favorite author as a child?
Beverly Cleary and Judy Bloom… then Stephen King

35. Favorite TV show?
Modern Family, Friends,

36. Favorite form of activity?
Hiking

37. Favorite pair of shoes you own?
My Ugg boots with the fuzzy cuffs…they are both comfy and badass.

38. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Maybe the coast of California. Somewhere with warmth, water, and privacy.

39. One thing that your ideal significant other has to have?
Money…wait don’t type that. Intellect or humor.

40. Biggest turn-off?
Being an asshole

41. Favorite thing about TX?
Cost of living

42. Favorite drink?
Lacroix cucumber blackberry, or Bulletproof coffee

43. Favorite thing about Dane?
His giggle

44. Favorite thing about me?
Your empathy

45. Favorite thing about yourself?
My perseverance

46. Parting words of advice?
Live big.

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